MSU finishes 11th, 12th in final polls

The Bulldogs 10 wins during the 2014 regular season were the most in program history.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Bulldogs 10 wins during the 2014 regular season were the most in program history. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State concluded one of the most memorable seasons in school history with its second-highest finish in the Associated Press poll.

The Bulldogs (10-3) were ranked No. 11 in the final AP poll released in the early morning hours on Tuesday. MSU’s highest finish was ninth following a 10-0-1 and Orange Bowl victory in 1940.

The Bulldogs 10 wins during the 2014 regular season were the most in the program’s history.

It is just the fourth time Mississippi State has finished in the top 15 in the AP poll and second under Dan Mullen (15th, 2010).

State also earned a No. 12 ranking in the Amway Coaches’ Poll, which tied for its best ever finish. The Bulldogs were ranked 12th following the 1999 campaign.

The Bulldogs sat atop the standings for five weeks this past fall and were ranked No. 1 in the first ever College Football Playoff Poll.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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